Oil painting by Winston Churchill set to sell for $2 million
A 1921 oil painting by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is due for sale at Phillips’ auction house on June 23, and estimates for the long-lost painting are said to be over $ 2 million, according to the Robb Report.
The painting “The Moat, Breccles” was originally given to the Greek shipowner and second husband of Jackie Kennedy, Aristotle Onassis, and hung on his yacht The Christina. It is being sold by Onassis’ heirs, presumably his granddaughter Athina Onassis.
The Churchill painting market has been heating up lately, according to the Robb Report. At Christie’s in March, a buyer grabbed a trio of his paintings for about $ 16 million. Another Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sold for $ 11.5 million at the same auction.
Winston Churchill immersed himself in his oil painting hobby in Miami Beach, Florida in 1946.Bettmann
To help boost sales this month, Phillips will display the painting at the company’s headquarters on Park Avenue next to a replica of the Onassis yacht bar from June 15, used by high society guests such as John D. Rockefeller, Eva Perén Haunted, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe.